Together for Victory

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Together for Victory icon.png Together for Victory

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Type
Country Pack

Release date / Patch
2016-12-15 / 1.3

Store: Country Pack
Paradox / Steam
Hearts of Iron IV: Together for Victory country pack feature spotlight by HoI4's game director Dan "Podcat" Lind.

Together for Victory is the first country pack for Hearts of Iron IV. It was announced on 2016-11-01[1] and released on 2016-12-15, along with Patch 1.3. Together for Victory is included in Expansion Pass #1.

Expansion features[edit]

  • New national focus trees and events for Canada, Australia, New Zealand, The Raj (India) and South Africa
  • Alternate historical path for each of the Dominions, with options to stay loyal to Great Britain, or forge a new, more independent destiny
  • New autonomy system giving subject states degrees of independence from a foreign master
  • Changes to Lend-Lease allow you to ask your allies to send you your desperately needed equipment
  • A Spearhead battleplan command allowing more control over grand encirclements and punching through enemy lines
  • Technology sharing will allow Commonwealth nations to quickly catch up with British assistance
  • 19 New 3D models for Commonwealth infantry, planes and equipment, as well as accompanying 2D art
  • Includes three new pieces of music by composer Andreas Waldetoft: London in Flames, Operation Compass, and Heroes of El Alamein
  • Voice over sound for infantry units in: German, French, Italian, British English, American English, Spanish, Russian, Mandarin, Japanese, Danish, Finnish, Norwegian and Swedish languages.
  • An expanded combat log enables you to analyse equipment losses and assess template performance.

Free features[edit]

Main article: Patch 1.3

Together for Victory was released along with Patch 1.3, which contained a variety of free features, notably:

  • Theaters now indicate number of attacking and defending combats with color for status.
  • Can now configure garrison orders.
  • Can now edit existing lend lease details.
  • Added cosmetic tags for European states that are puppets of Germany, east-European states that are puppets of the Soviet Union, and tags for a number of British colonies (including a former one).
  • Added a new type of equipment design company for support units.
  • Added Manchukuo to the game.
  • Added an achievement viewer.
  • Added a music player.
  • Added outdated equipment alert.
  • Added outdated and new production indicators for production view.
  • Added several new generals.
  • Enable player to call subjects to war even if the player isn't war leader.
  • Buildings can now increase in cost for each level. Forts and naval forts now ramp up in cost the higher the level.
  • Interesting countries screen can show more interesting countries with special national focus trees.
  • Air attack (from AA battalions) now counteract enemy air superiority effects in combat and for movement.
  • Warscore system now uses combats instead of just taking provinces to reward nations.
  • Added 12 new achievements.

Developer diaries[edit]

Main article: Developer diaries

All developer diaries about the Together for Victory country pack and patch 1.3 (aka Torch).

No. Title and Link Description Date
1 Future Focus Focus for 1.3 / upcoming expansion along with general plans for the expansions beyond 2016-09-23
2 The Team Presentation of the current HoI4 team lineup 2016-09-28
3 Memory Lane A look at how some concepts have changed over the HoI series, such as: supply, upgrades, reinforcement and more. 2016-10-05
4 Blitz Command and Garrison Orders Blitz Command coming in the next expansion, garrison orders in the free patch 2016-10-12
5 Oh Canada! Canada and the Commonwealth 2016-10-19
6 Ally Down Under Australia updated in Together for Victory 2016-10-26
7 South Africa and Continuous focuses South Africa and Continuous focuses 2016-11-02
8 Autonomy New levels for subject nations coming in Together for Victory 2016-11-09
9 India - Struggle for Independence A closer look at the changes coming for India in Together for Victory 2016-11-16
10 New Zealand & Combat Log New Zealand focus and tech trees as well as a combat log 2016-11-23
11 Together for Audio Music and Audio in Together for Victory 2016-11-30
12 Cosmetic tags, art, gameplay and AI One week to the release of Together for Victory! 2016-12-07
13 TFV AI Update #2 Part 2 of AI bugfixes and updates for TFV 2016-12-09
14 TFV AI Update #3 Part 3 of AI bugfixes and updates for TFV 2016-12-12
15 TFV AI Update #4 Part 4 of AI bugfixes and updates for TFV 2016-12-14
16 Achievements & Patchlog New Achievements and 1.3 changelog 2016-12-14
17 XMAS & Hotfix out! It's time for holidays! Development diaries will be back again in 2017! 2016-12-21
18 Back from Christmas 1.3.2 hotfix patch soon in public beta 2017-01-11
19 Squanching them bugs Planned changes for 1.3.3 and general focus for the 1.4 Oak patch 2017-01-18
20 Getting started with modding Havebeard goes over modding requests and modding tips for beginners 2017-01-25
21 1.3.3 Modding Features More modding features coming 2017-02-01
22 Patch 1.3.3 Update #1 Changes done to industry, world tension and capitulation in the upcoming patch 2017-02-08
23 Patch 1.3.3 Update #2 Details on QoL improvements, AI update, performance and optimizations done in the coming patch 2017-02-15
24 1.3.3 Patch #3 The patch should now be ready for release 2017-02-22

References[edit]

  1. Forum, Together for Victory Announced, 2016-11-01